Russell Rockne, Ph.D., is an assistant professor in the Department of Information Sciences within Beckman Research Institute. He also serves as director of the Division of Mathematical Oncology, with the goal of translating mathematics, physics and evolution-based research to clinical care.
Dr. Rockne received his doctorate in Mathematical Biology from the University of Washington in 2013, and then conducted a post-doc in Mathematical Oncology at Northwestern University. He also has been a research associate in Neurological Surgery, and a research scientist in Pathology and Applied Mathematics. In 2014, Dr. Rockne received the “Future of Mathematical Biology” award from the Society for Mathematical Biology.
Dr. Rockne's research focuses on patient-specific mathematical models of cancer growth and response to therapy. His research lies at the interface of mathematics, imaging, histopathology and genomics, combining information to mathematically model treatment of individual cancer patients, and how their tumors evolve when confronted with specific treatment regimens. Dr. Rockne's personal research goal is to explore the novel hypothesis that mathematical models can quantify and predict individual patient disease dynamics and recurrence resulting from therapy in vivo.
“Method and system for characterizing tumors”
K. R. Swanson. E. C. Alvord, Jr., J. D. Murray, R. Rockne
File date: 2/19/2010
Application #: US 12/709,367
US Patent No. 8,571,844
Issue date: 10-29-2013
Information listed here is obtained from Pubmed, a public database; City of Hope is not responsible for its accuracy.